This episode features an interview with Coggo from Melbourne
Street Medic Collective on the recent #FloodTheSystem direct action for
climate justice. This was an Australian-wide action and Coggo focuses on the
Melbourne action, where activists shut down the entrances to Westpac,
BHPBilliton and part of the CBD. You can see videos of the action on the No Frontiers Facebook page and Counteract have
done a write-up on the
event. In the interview with Coggo, he also discusses critiques
of climate marches, Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett says
he will only tolerate “passive” protests, the importance of
direct action and the need for social movements to always encourage
people to do more.
Also covered on the episode some analysis
of the Paris Climate Agreement, thanks to Alex Whisson and Caroline Smith
from RTR92.1FM Indymedia. You can listen to
episodes of this show and you can listen to individual interviews
. You can
also read the full Paris Climate Agreement here.
There is also some analysis of Malcolm
Turnbull’s (in)action on climate change.
We finish the episode with some points on the science show Cosmos and anti-capitalism.
Got a Padlock and Chain?’ – see a video of
#FloodTheSystem activists singing this during the action, Indymedia – 14/12/15 episode – with
Alex Whisson and Caroline Smith, Interview with Coggo from Melbourne
Street Medic Collective, Logic
ft Muslimah ‘This is our World’.
For more information on this episode and for
links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/12/16/122/
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